A creative mom has both blown away and baffled many minds with her creative idea of using breastmilk straight from her chest to create jewellery.
It all started when the 30-year-old Alison Hawthorn from Wirral, UK, wanted to make herself a “keepsake” using the liquid gold that she feeds her little twin babies. And the idea for breastmilk jewellery was born…
Creative mom stumbles upon money-making idea
A young stay-at-home mom of four was feeding her twins when she came across an intriguing idea that that could simultaneously make her some money. Hawthorn, decided to make and sell jewellery and other trinkets made of breastmilk after she wanted a “keepsake” from her breastfeeding days.
She designed and created a keyring using her breastmilk and shared a snap of the piece online. Little did she know that other moms like herself loved the idea of having something that would always remind them of the bond they shared with their little ones.
Soon enough, Hawthorn was being asked by other moms to make them pieces using their own breastmilk.
“I had quite a few different people contacting me, asking if I could do things like hair in pieces and different pieces of breastmilk things, and I’d try and accommodate their needs,” Alison told the Daily Mail.
Breastmilk jewellery: Not everyone finds the idea that amazing
Hawthorn goes on to explain how she stumbled across a post on Facebook by someone who hated the idea. She also adds that terrible comments about her breastmilk keepsake pieces were made, but she nevertheless chose to continue helping moms hold on to their memories.
IOL reported that she has since expanded her breastmilk jewellery business, and now makes jewellery using ashes, pet fur and human hair.